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J&O Top 20 MLB Cotton Craft Ideas

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:11:21 +0000

One thing we’ve learned through our over 50 years in the fabric business is that all the textile goods that come through our doors, are looking to be made into something special. From silky satins aspiring to be prom dresses and clear vinyl yearning to protect beautiful mahogany table tops, to polyester fleece desiring to [...]

Celebrating African Fabric Textile Contributions !

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 19:01:00 +0000

  As Americans celebrate the inventions and legacies of Africans / African-Americans throughout history this month, reflections of their art, history and cultural traditions can be found in almost every aspect of our society. In recognition of their traditional African fabric textile contributions,  the J&O Family would like to take a moment to highlight some [...]

The Wait Is Over! MLB Cotton Fabric Is Finally BACK!

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 22:29:51 +0000

You asked. We listened.  The long awaited MLB cotton fabrics are finally back in print and come May 2015, over twenty-five of the Major League Baseball teams will be available for purchase. Hip Hip Hooray! No more searching for hours on Google or digging for hidden treasures on Ebay. No more avoiding demands from clients [...]

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:33:40 +0000

image by Tobyotter What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice and everything nice. That’s what little girls are made of! Ask any mother of a little girl and she will agree with this poem whole heartily! There is just something fun about sewing for girls. All the lace and sparkles, netting and organza [...]

J&O Crafty Customer: Jenny’s Angels

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:44:29 +0000

As our Facebook Fan page continues to grow, more and more of our crafty customers are showing off  their cool creations for our J&O family and community to view, share and comment on. One such fan is Karen Jordan of Jenny’s Angels, a line of custom made aprons and christening outfits designed in honor of [...]

DIY Iron Caddy Saves Clothes and Money Too!

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:07:45 +0000

Being a mobile retailer, I am often traveling to and fro with my freshly created and pressed garments in tow to do a fashion show or event hours away. And while many times my destination will have an iron provided for needed touch ups, certainly that has not always been the case (especially w/provision of [...]

J&O’s 10 Top Most Popular NFL Fabrics!

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 20:22:12 +0000

  With an exciting 2014 NFL football season already well underway (Go Eagles!!) quilters, crafters and die hard fans are buying up NFL fabric stock to make everything from quick-n-easy no-sew-fleece-throws to customized gifts rep’n the teams they (and others) love with visions of Superbowl 2015 wins dancing in their heads or if nothing less, [...]

J&O Celebrates National Keep Kids Creative Week 2014

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 19:05:42 +0000

Celebrated the last week of September,  National Keep Kids Creative Week was started in the fall of 2003 by illustrator and author Bruce Van Patter. Bruce created National Keep Kids Creative Week to encourage kids to use their ideas and imaginings instead of relying on video games and television to do it for them. Once [...]

Colorful Classroom Crate Seat Tutorial

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:30:06 +0000

  As the summer season comes to an end and teachers around the country convene on closed up classrooms looking to revive them on shoestring budgets in preparation for the influx of new students about to descend upon its furnishings in the weeks to come, DIY crate seats built for comfort and storage rate high [...]

Quilting With Calico

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:51:44 +0000

Originally produced in Calicut on the southwestern side of India by traditional weavers  called Chaliyans before becoming popular in Europe during the 1700′s, calico fabric is one of the most popular fabrics for quilt projects and hand crafted creations. Made from unbleached cotton, calico consists of a plain-woven textile featuring miniature prints in an assortment [...]

J&O Crafty Customer : Retro Roxy Sewing

Mon, 04 Aug 2014 17:33:31 +0000

It’s been a while since we’ve shared the talents and creativity of one of our crafty customers with you, but we’re back on track with a young woman from Watertown, NY and her handcrafted dolls too. Known by her customers as the ‘Owl Lady’ for the array of interesting owls and dolls she makes,  Roxann [...]

Organic Bamboo! Best Summer Fabric In Town.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:08:36 +0000

With the summer quickly moving along and temperatures running high, naturally anti-bacterial and odor resistant organic bamboo fabric which is breathable even in the hottest weather, is also one of the coolest summer fabrics in town and we have Mother Nature to thank for that! Traditionally used in China and Japan to make hats and [...]

J&O Celebrates Christmas In July.

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:29:18 +0000

  When this past winter’s weather dragged on well into the spring, thoughts of warm sandy beaches and the hot sun shining down on us melting the chill away stayed on the minds and wish lists of many. Now that the blazing rays of summer are here, longings for cooler days and the festivities of [...]

How Do You Organize Your Swatches?

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:27:49 +0000

From laminated folders with color coded indexes and ringed binders showcasing an array of prints and designs, to simple brown boxes filled with raw remnants and sandwich bags to the brim with the same, how we organize our cherished swatches is about as creative and individually determined as the fabrics themselves. But one thing seems [...]

Celebrating July 4th, Food, Fabrics and YOU!

Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:56:07 +0000

With summer quickly passing by and sun worshipers trying desperately to slow her pace down, many find themselves scrambling to prepare for one of the seasons biggest festive occasions… the Fourth of July. Celebrated on that day with fireworks, cook outs, commemorations, and trips to the shore, Independence Day offers a time for reflection, human [...]